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One Hat, Two Hat, Red Hat, Fruit Hat!
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!! Do your children like to read Dr. Seuss books? Did you know that introducing rhymes to your children at a young age can actually be beneficial to their reading skills? Here are a few facts I found:
- Children who have trouble with rhyming words also have trouble learning to read. Introducing rhymes early gives your child practice with them.
- Rhythms present in rhymes help children to remember the words, exercising their auditory memory skills
- Rhymes sensitize a child to the individual units of sound that make up a word. These units are known as phonemes. Knowing what units of sound are in a word help children to know how to read and spell a word when the time comes.
- Many story rhymes paint colorful images of characters and situations that expand a child's imagination. Imagination is the basis of make believe play and storytelling, skills that become important as your child grows.
We decided to celebrate today by making a fun breakfast.
Dr. Seuss Hats!!
We just sliced an apple crosswise, and then stacked sliced strawberries and bananas on top.
(Don't mind the bed head) I think my girls didn't expect to wake up to a breakfast creation......In the end they loved them.
What are your favorite Dr. Seuss books?